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Posted: 1/11/2006 10:23:41 PM EDT
Went to Big 5 and saw 10 shot Remington .22 for $199. What else would be cool for her, AND me!

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:42:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 10:44:03 PM EDT by ElCamino]
SA? Bolt? What are you looking for?

ETA: I love my Dad's old Marlin Levermatic 57. I really like Marlin .22s.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:45:38 PM EDT
Marlin 39a.....or the favorite 10/22....
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:56:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 10:57:45 AM EDT by monkeyman]
No brainer...10/22

Buy three or four extra mags, load one round per mag and let her shoot it single shot while she is learning. As she gets better you can load up the mags. If she really gets into it you and she can work together to upgrade with scopes, stocks, barrels etc. It is rifle she can keep forever or modify as her needs change and then pass down to her children.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:21:16 PM EDT
I was going to suggest a non semi-auto, but Monkeyman's post made me reconsider...

Any excuse to get girls involved with guns and tools is a good thing.

My kids will probably shoot the Stevens rolling block single shot first, just because that was the one I shot first.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:22:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 3:35:41 PM EDT by monkeyman]
The reason I suggested the 10/22 is that I bought each of my boys single shot rifles when they came of age. Within a year they were bored with them. Children have short attention spans. They ended up with 10/22s anyway. They loved them and loved taking them apart and putting them back to gether.

With my daughter, I just skipped the single shots and went right to the 10/22.

Ruger now has a youth model 10/22 with a shortened stock and barrel. With multitudes of regular stocks and barrels available on Ebay for replacement, that's what I would get.

www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdView?model=1168&return=Y
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:48:37 PM EDT
I was thinking about a bolt action at first, but after some consideration the 10/22 does seem to be the way to go. Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:27:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:31:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 9:32:10 AM EDT by Essayons]
CZ-452 Scout LINK



CZ-452s are nice, and milled from bar stock, not cast or machined from tube stock like most .22s nowadays. Damned accurate, too. Good tight cold hammer forged barrels. I have a CZ-452 Super Exclusive with a 28 inch barrel and Mauser style adjustable sights. It is a great shooter.

You might post your question at www.rimfirecentral.com, too.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:33:14 AM EDT
10/22
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:35:36 AM EDT
Marlin 60! This is my favorite little plinker. Darn accurate with that 16-groove barrel. MJD
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:40:22 PM EDT
We just had this discussion a couple weeks ago for my daughter (except that mine is 5 not 12)

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=11&t=191979


For a 12 year old I would have to say the the CZ-452 is a really nice choice, but it may be to small. Savage also has a few nice 22 bolt guns.

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:08:16 PM EDT
Yeah I just got the Savage MKII FV and it is a great shooter. I would suggest a lighter gun for a youngster. The FV is pretty heavy to carry around for any length of time.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:13:15 PM EDT
Another vote for the CZ 452 Scout!

Best deal going.

Paid $170. It is very well made and a nice little tackdriver to boot.


Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:15:01 AM EDT
The one thing I noticed with my daughter is that girls generally don't have very much upper body strength. Full size and or long guns that put the weight far forward are difficult for them to shoot. In that case the shorter the barrel the better.

A gun that my kids (particularly my daughter) always found fun and easy to shoot was my old Charter Arms AR-7. It is short and light. In fact it is probably the first rifle she ever shot at 6 years old.

AR-7s are not tack drivers but they are good for plinking.. I don't know much about the newer ones but my Charter Arms is generally reliable with factory mags.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 5:29:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:41:26 PM EDT
My daughter is a lefty, and any semi auto tends to toss brass at her. Got her this for her 10th birthday
http://www.henryrepeating.com/leveryouth.cfm
The entire family loves it and it gives her lots of control over ejecting the brass. Depending on her mood, she'll shoot it left or right.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:38:01 PM EDT
I would stick with the good old Ruger 10/22. There are a ton of upgrades and competition parts so you can do some tweaking later if you want. I recently converted a 40 year old 10/22 that looked like crap in to a 10/17 (.17 mach 2). The gun is a tac driver and a whole lot more fun to shoot that .22. It also looks pretty bad ass.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:42:24 AM EDT
Would she like a Henry Golden Boy? They have a short stock. No info on their site on the LOP, but my girlfriend, short arms and fingers, loved it when she shouldered it in the gunshop. Another .22 she liked was the Browning Semi-auto. This is just handling it in the gunshop. I don't have a .22 rifle now, so her opnions are simply based on aesthetics and how it feels at her shoulder. She hasn't shot one.

My personal choice for myself, limiting myself to guns with fixed sights, would probably be either the Ruger 10/22DSP, the Thompson Classic, or the Marlin Golden 39A. For scoped .22 rifles we enter the bolt actions and the heavy barreled semi-autos. I'll leave the comments on those up to someone else.


GL
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:23:27 AM EDT
I got my CZ-452 because I wanted to do my kids' initial training on a .22 bolt action with iron sights. I figured I'd get a 77/22, but sticker shock sent me back to the drawing board. After a bunch of research, I decided on the CZ-452 because of its value for the money and reputation (cult following).
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:37:42 AM EDT
I just purchased my 9y/o a Ruger 10/22 compact for Christmas and it is great. It has I believe an 11 1/2in. length of pull and 16in. barrel with fiber optic sights. I wish Ruger put these sights on the regular 10/22's.

My 13 y/o has a CZ trainer and it is a fantastic gun for the money. The Scout model has a shorter stock if needed for smaller kids. You can't beat these CZ weapons.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 3:19:02 PM EDT

The Anschütz M1903 Junior Target Smallbore rifle is now available for CMP-affiliated clubs and teams to purchase for their junior smallbore rifle programs.

Anschütz M1903 Junior Target Smallbore Rifle. The M1903 is a bolt-action single shot rifle that comes with the same Anschütz 6834 sight set, a hand stop, screwdriver, Allen wrench and original test group. The beech stock has an ambidextrous pistol grip and a butt plate that can be adjusted for height and length. The M1903 Junior Smallbore weighs 7.8 pounds so it is light enough that junior shooters can handle it comfortably. The CMP price for the M1903 Junior Smallbore Rifle is $1,045.00.

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